Birmingham has been honoured for its horticultural excellence at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 - winning a gold medal.
It’s the eleventh time in a row that the city council’s entry has won the top honour - winning gold medal each year since 2012. This year’s entry, sponsored by Lendlease, celebrated Birmingham’s 631 parks and open spaces which cover 3,700 hectares of land.
Plans are being made to exhibit the display in the city’s Cannon Hill Park this summer – in recognition of the fact it is 150 years since the venue first opened to the public. But if you can’t wait that long you can take a look at the display below.
Cllr Majid Mahmood, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Congratulations to our hardworking and talented parks and nurseries team – once again they have done the city proud.
“This year’s display showcases our bold green city in an interesting and informative way, helping break down the common misconception that we are not a place with a flourishing natural environment.
“The history of our parks and open spaces is genuinely fascinating and helps explain why Birmingham is the fabulous place it is today.”
Neil Martin, CEO, Lendlease Europe, added: “This win is testament to the hard work and creativity of everyone involved. Birmingham’s garden truly reflects the beauty of the hundreds of parks and open spaces across the city, and I’d encourage everybody to come along and enjoy this creative and beautiful garden over the summer.”